San Francisco City Hall Engagement Session | Palace Of Fine Arts Engagement Session | Potrero Hill Engagement Session | Baker Beach Engagement Session | Diana & Daniel

San Francisco City Hall Engagement Session

DIANA & DANIEL

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San Francisco City Hall engagement session photos:

Diana and Daniel met a few years ago during their undergrad studies at Harvard and they tell me it was love at first sight! They are now based up in San Francisco, with Diana having just finished law school and Daniel currently completing his PhD med school program.

Despite their extremely busy schedules, they made time for this San Francisco City Hall engagement session and it was a pleasure to fly up to the Bay Area for the day to capture it.

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Diana leads Daniel along a walkway in Potrero Hill, overlooking the San Francisco city skyline.

 

Palace Of Fine Arts engagement session photos:

Diana’s dad picked me up from San Francisco Airport and drove us all over to the Palace of Fine Arts to begin the e-session. Diana and Daniel wanted to use some of the photos from this engagement session for their wedding day, so they had decided to wear their bridal attire. But Daniel also wanted to have a traditional “first look” with his bride-to-be and closed his eyes the entire drive over so that he wouldn’t catch a glimpse beforehand!

I photographed his reaction at finally seeing Diana in her gorgeous gown after we arrived at the Palace of Fine Arts, incorporating its ornate architecture. I then photographed the couple embracing on its walkways, backed by elegant columns, and kissing beneath its impressive archway.

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The couple kiss beneath the ornate architecture of the Palace of Fine Arts during their San Francisco e-session.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions during their first look session at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

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An intimate portrait of the couple in front of the classic columns of San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.

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Diana and Daniel look lovingly at each other during their Palace of Fine Arts engagement session in San Francisco.

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A portrait of the couple showcasing Diana’s gorgeous wedding dress at the Palace of Fine Arts.

 

San Francisco City Hall engagement session photos:

We then drove over to the San Francisco City Hall which is another spectacular architectural location in the Bay Area. The best part about photographing here is that there aren’t any restrictions, enabling us to wander up its ornate staircases and utilize the grand balconies.

I photographed Daniel leading Diana up one of the sweeping staircases and an intimate shot of the couple embracing beside a column, then took some portraits of Diana showcasing her beautiful wedding dress. I also grabbed some photos of them standing hand-in-hand beneath a vintage lamp and a wide-angle shot looking up as they kissed on the balcony.

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Daniel leads Diana up an ornate staircase during their San Francisco City Hall engagement session.

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Daniel kisses Diana’s hand on a sweeping staircase at the San Francisco City Hall.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the couple during their San Francisco City Hall engagement session.

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Diana embraces Daniel warmly on an ornate balcony at the San Francisco City Hall.

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Diana stands on a staircase in her gorgeous wedding gown during her San Francisco City Hall engagement session.

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A portrait of the newly engaged couple incorporating the ornate columns and dome of the San Francisco City Hall.

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A wide-angle shot of the couple kissing on a balcony within the spectacular San Francisco City Hall.

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Diana and Daniel stand hand-in-hand beneath an ornate lamp during their San Francisco City Hall e-session.

 

Potrero Hill engagement session photos:

We mixed things up a bit by heading into the quiet residential area of Potrero Hill which boasts sweeping views across the San Francisco city skyline. I photographed Daniel lifting Diana into the air and leading her along a walkway, then a kiss between the couple looking across the city skyline.

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Daniel lifts Diana into the air, backed by the San Francisco city skyline, during their Potrero Hill e-session.

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Daniel leads Diana along a walkway in Potrero Hill during their San Francisco engagement session.

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Diana and Daniel kiss, backed by the skyline of San Francisco, during their engagement session in Potrero Hill.

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The couple embrace with their bouquet, backed by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, during their San Francisco e-session.

 

Baker Beach engagement session photos:

We finished the day at Baker Beach in the early evening, with the couple both braving the windy conditions and fatigue that was setting in. We grabbed some shots incorporating the iconic Golden Gate Bridge which has become such a symbol of San Francisco before the couple changed for some final portraits on the sand. I grabbed a black and white of Daniel tenderly kissing Diana’s forehead and a playful shot of her covering his eyes.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the newly engaged couple during their Baker Beach e-session.

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A black and white shot of Daniel kissing Diana’s forehead during their e-session at Baker Beach.

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Diana playfully covers Daniel’s eyes during their late-afternoon e-session at Baker Beach.

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Capturing a tender moment between the newly engaged couple during their windswept e-session at Baker Beach.

 

San Francisco City Hall engagement session photos:

I really want to thank Diana and Daniel for inviting me up to the Bay Area for the day to capture this San Francisco City Hall engagement session and extend a shout out to her parents and sister for welcoming me so warmly. I’m really looking forward to driving back up to San Francisco this weekend to capture the wedding of Diana and Daniel and work with this wonderful family again.

June 1, 2017

Engagement Session

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